Austria 1878 2 florins Dav-27
"AUSTRIA, Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 Doppelgulden 1878. Wien. Vorzüglich. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, double gulden of 1878, Vienna mint. Extremely fine.)"The second specimen was lot 2700 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted,
"Osterreich, Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 Doppelgulden 1878. Wien. Fast FDC. Hübsche Patina. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, double gulden of 1878, Vienna mint. About uncirculated, Attractive patina.)"The double florin superseded the old thaler and was struck 1859-92 with various busts of Franz Josef.
Recorded mintage: 147,000.
Specification: 24.69 g, .900 fine silver, .714 troy oz AGW, lettered edge, the first specimen 24.67 g, the second specimen 24.70 g.
Catalog reference: Jaeckel 343, Herinek 507, Dav-27; KM-2233.
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- Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.